Physical, occupational and speech therapies were the key to helping Catherine Bostwick recover from metabolic encephalopathy, a brain issue caused by a chemical imbalance in the blood.
Bostwick started rehabilitation at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho, on March 25, 2019. She was in pain and had difficulty articulating. She needed some assistance with walking, getting in and out of bed, bathing and balancing while standing.
Physical therapists focused on helping Bostwick with transferring from one surface to another, as well as gait. Meanwhile, occupational therapists helped her relearn her daily self-care tasks, as well as meal preparation. They did a safety evaluation of her house before she returned home. Speech therapy’s role involved helping her improve cognition, problem solving, sequencing and following directions.
"The Bridgeview therapy team is amazing,” said Bostwick. “They are always so friendly and helpful. They are motivating and encourage me to work harder. I am able to walk now and can return to my home!”
Bostwick went home on April 30, independent in her balance and at a supervision level for walking, transfers and bathing.